God gives us all we need to be successful physically and spiritually in this life (2 Peter 1:3; Matthew 6:25-34).
God, through the inspired pen of Paul, tells Christians about the sword and armor that we are to use in our spiritual fight against Satan and evil. Please note Ephesians 6:10-20 in the New King James Version,
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
“Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”
A sword and armor do us no good if we don’t: learn how to properly use it and then utilize it and engage the enemy for the spiritual benefits God intended!
Today, as every day on earth, we face the spiritual battle. Let us all check our “swords and armor” that we stand for and with God and fight for the victory!